Electric Porsches: Eco-Friendly Rock Star Mobiles

Via on Mar 13, 2010

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Eco-friendly rock star mobiles.

I always wanted a Porsche.

They’re sexy, sleek and most importantly small. I’m not a large lady, so these exotic cars always held a natural appeal in my eyes. The downside, until now, had been the tremendous gas guzzling engines and high price tag…

Oh, yes, I did say: until now.

Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a modeling shoot for the man who owns an international company selling these eco-friendly rock star mobiles.

They’re sleek, sexy, green and even somewhat affordable.

When I was modeling for this company, I got to ask a lot of questions and more importantly, I got to actually drive one. Using no gasoline, these cars run entirely on electric engines. The company rebuilds several styles of exotic cars including Rolls Royces, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentleys and other styles, but prefers to work with Porsche because of its dependability and proven track record. Porsche has won more racing competitions globally then any other car and has a reputation for quality. These cars are sustainable, dependable and now—eco friendly.

1970s antique electric engine porsche
1970s antique electric engine porsche

The stats:

Uses no gas, runs on electric engine, can drive 300 miles before needing to be recharged. To recharge, you simply plug it in for 45 minutes and you’re on the road again!

These Porsche’s can go ’0′ to ’60′ in 5 seconds flat—so they have speed and as Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman “These cars corner like they’re on rails”. That I got to experience first hand while entering and exiting the ramps on and off I-95 during my test drive.

Best of all: they can install the engine into any car you want, or you can select one of theirs. The price is affordable and it feels sexy to drive. The gauges are fun and interesting, since there is no need to check the gas or engine heat, etc, the gauges focus on other points of interest like: how much charge is left in the battery and how fast you are driving.

You can start in 2nd or 3rd gear even, since they eliminate the clutch in the stick shift- so when you start these cars, it feels and sounds like you’re starting a golf cart—silent and calm.

This is the future of transportation. And you better believe as soon as I have the dough, this will be my car of choice.

dashama porscheSo, my question for you:

Would you drive one of these? If so, what price would you be willing to pay for such a sexy car?

Do you see anything that could be a downside to this electric engine vehicle movement?

I want to hear from you.

Leave a comment saying what you’d like to know about these cars and I’ll get the answers for you. I  want to support my new friends and their genuine efforts to bridge sustainability with style and class.

Stay tuned: we’re filming the commercial soon, and we’ll be demonstrating how these cars handle on tight corners: you’ll get to see up close and first hand what it’s like to drive!

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Love and Light- Namaste,

Dashama

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About Dashama Konah

Dashama is an internationally known Yoga Teacher, Author and Lifestyle Coach. Founder of the Pranashama Yoga Institute, Global 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Perfect 10 Lifestyle online community and Yoga for Foster Children . She is an innovator in the field of yoga, mind/body transformation and healing. Her personal approach to yoga as a lifestyle and life path to healing, awakening to more joy, love and abundance on all levels is unique and highly sought after. She developed Pranashama Yoga from years of personal practice as well as training with the some of the greatest masters of our time. This fushion style is designed to help you heal, strengthen, tone and balance your body, become centered and balanced in your emotions and clear any blocks to accessing your highest potential in life.

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13 Responses to “Electric Porsches: Eco-Friendly Rock Star Mobiles”

  1. Very interesting, Dashama.

    I don't know myself, but I've heard others say that electric cars don't really save any energy or reduce carbon emissions unless the source of the electricity they use is clean and efficient. An electric car running off electricity from a coal-fired electric plant is as bad as one using gas.

    The gas car might even be better if it is a very high gas mileage car. You can't separate the impact of an electric car from its source of electricity. Lester Brown's ultimate solution for this in Plan 2.0 (now 3.0?) is electric cars running off electricity from massive wind farms delivered over a rebuilt national grid. But that's a long way off. Right now most electric cars running in the U.S. might as well be running directly on coal.

    Hopefully someone else who knows more about this will chime in here and either straighten me out of verify my impressions.

    Thanks,

    Bob Weisenberg

    • Great point. Unless you're powering it via solar (Tesla offers such a kit), you're filling up the tank with coal.

      Dashama, dream car! How much?

      • Dashama Konah Dashama says:

        These cars you plug into a wall socket, the same as you would a clothes dryer so it is sort of like doing a load of laundry. Although we could all use a clothes line and hang our we sheets and towels out to dry, not many people actually do that… do any of you?
        If so, that's awesome! :)

        This takes the same amount of energy as other common household items that we take for granted, so if your home runs on solar, then that is the source here too, and if you use electricity, like most of us, that is the source you can charge this car with as well:)
        This is not a perfect solution, it is a step in the right direction though. If we move in the right direction as a collective we will begin to see better innovations springing up and offering themselves to us more and more.

        And for the record, despite what Waylon posted on facebook, I am not a trustafarian. It may be nice if I was though:)

    • An electric car is so efficient it gets the equivalent of hundreds of miles per gallon. So no matter the source it is better than running on gas or diesel. I personally have electric vehicles and a solar system on my roof. Lawrence Rhodes….

      • Thanks for the clarification, Lawrence.

        I don't doubt what you are saying, but if you think about it, but the miles per gallon is has no meaning with out knowing the amount of coal needed per mile compared to the amount of oil needed per mile and the comparative damage to the environment done by each.

        One might assume that this is what your sources are comparing, so you're probably right on. But I just wanted to point out that logically miles per gallon comparisons by themselves don't go far enough to be conclusive.

        Bob Weisenberg
        http://YogaDemystified.com

  2. Chris says:

    What’s the deal with EMFs and these things? Tesla too.

  3. I think these radical hot-rods make eco-conscious look sexy. Dangerously sexy. In, fact, I want one. One Must-Have: a catchy vanity plate or bumper sticker reminding road-goers that thinking eco is cool, and that even this speedy eye-candy is going green. I want to dress the hot babe in the photo (oh wow….that's you, isn't it!?) in my vintage revamped eco-attire! <http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/03/hot-new-sp… Keep up the stellar work. I adore.

    Rachel Znerold
    http://www.rachelzart.com

  4. I think these radical hot-rods make eco-conscious look sexy. Dangerously sexy. In, fact, I want one. One Must-Have: a catchy vanity plate or bumper sticker reminding road-goers that thinking eco is cool, and that even this speedy eye-candy is going green. I want to dress the hot babe in the photo (oh wow….that's you, isn't it!?) in my vintage revamped eco-attire! <http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/03/hot-new-sp… Keep up the stellar work. I adore.

  5. Love the cars. Definately a step in the right direction. How much are they? I'll tell my dad. He used to have one when he was younger. It was one of his favorite cars. He loves Audis now, but Porshe was his first love.

  6. An electric car of any sort is more efficient than any other vehicle. So running it from any source (even coal) is better than a gas or diesel vehicle. So drive electric with less guilt. Lawrence Rhodes……..

    • That's very good news, indeed, and less guilt is good.

      But let's not forget that it's still way too much coal being burned even if everyone were on electric cars. So Lester Brown's more complete solution will still be necessary eventually to solve climate change.

  7. Jan Messek says:

    You do have to realize that half the problem is being solved here with the electric car. All that needs to be done next is to get off of coal fired electric plants and into something that is green and the polution problem is solved!

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